At Meredith-Dunn, we strive to offer programs and services to benefit all of the children and families of the greater Louisville metropolitan area. Not every student who needs a little help requires a specialized school to boost their academic performance. With that in mind, we have created services that offer the specialized skills of our faculty and professionals, to students who do not attend our day school. These services include:
One-To-One Tutoring is offered in the summer and after school during the academic school year. Teachers work with students on specific goals and provide remediation and/or support with previously taught curriculum provided by the student’s school. All tutors are teachers at Meredith-Dunn School. Two types of tutoring sessions are provided.
Supportive tutoring sessions are designed to help students maintain the level of academic achievement reached during the school year. Tutors work with students on homework, follow up from classroom lessons, and pre-teach concepts. The tutor works with the child’s teacher to customize these sessions. Supportive tutoring services are $45 an hour. Each student receives a progress report at the end of the trimester with academic goals, instructional strategies, and comments on progress.
Remedial Tutoring is designed specifically for the student who can benefit from a more intensive tutoring session in remediation by a Meredith-Dunn teacher specifically trained and certified with additional credentials. These sessions are designed according to the student’s strengths and weaknesses. A tutoring report is provided at the end of each trimester with academic goals, instructional strategies, and comments on progress. Remedial tutoring rates are $60 an hour.
Summer Academic Program
Meredith-Dunn School Summer Academic Camp is designed to remediate, develop, maintain, and enrich skills of students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. It is available to outside students who do not attend Meredith-Dunn School as well as those who do attend Meredith-Dunn throughout the school year. The teachers in both sessions deliver instruction in a small group setting.
Academic Camp offers a unique and innovative approach to the summer school concept. The program strives to identify specific student needs on an individual basis and to offer programming that is most pertinent to student learning. Each child is provided a program to remediate specific needs. We work in conjunction with students, parents, and the home school to develop an instructional plan. Small groups make learning more beneficial and personal for the struggling learner. The faculty are trained and skilled at specialized instruction. Summer Academic Camp is taught in a relaxed atmosphere making it easier for students to comprehend without stress.
Summer Academic Camp Sessions are available in the areas of reading/writing and math. Classes are held from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m. daily for three weeks. Each session is approximately 90 minutes.
Study Skills / Organization Workshop
This workshop is offered in two-week sessions for middle school students. The focus of instruction is study skills, organization, and self-advocacy. Students are supported in developing and understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses, develop auditory and visual strategies, improve note-taking abilities, acquire time management tools, organize materials and space, task completion, and developing confidence in class participation. The students are given strategies to utilize technology with instruction on extensions and apps. The workshop meets for 90 minutes each day.
Diagnostics & Evaluations
In order to truly understand a student’s learning abilities, their strengths and weaknesses, a psycho-educational evaluation is required. This evaluation provides a complete, detailed understanding of a student’s learning profile, as well as means of addressing any learning differences and/or disabilities that may exist. Please contact the school for more information.